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    Bipolar disorder? HELP
    An_252966 posted:
    I am currently diagnosed with epilepsy and mood disorder nos. it was major depression then depression nos then mood disorder nos. however though, I am highly, convinced that my moo disorder is in fact bipolar disorder. For epilepsy I was taking depakote ( which I know is a mood stabilizer). But I was seizure free for two years and weaned off it. I became SEVERELY depressed. I went from Prozac, to Zoloft, to Zoloft with abilify. Nothin worked so I went back on depakote. I have been on it for about 4-5 weeks now but don't really see a dramatic change. I think I have had hypomania before, possibly mania. within my whole lifetime, especially with all the craziness and med changes. Basically I am so conviced I have it that I will "be at peace" when I finally get my answer. PLEASE HELP. ASSESS ME, SOMETHING.
    ddnos responded:
    Hi, I'm sorry, but we are not doctors here and therefore, not qualified to diagnose you or anyone. You need to see a psychiatrist to be properly diagnosed.

    Forgiveness is letting go of the hope that the past could have been any different --Unknown
    An_252966 replied to ddnos's response:
    Well I would appreciate if you could just assess me and see if I meet the criteria not a full diagnosis
    ddnos replied to An_252966's response:
    Well, I would if I could, but I'm really not qualified. Even if I were remotely qualified, there's not enough information about you provided to make even a half way, close to accurate assessment. I dare say that even a qualified psychiatrist couldn't do what you are asking here, on this board, with such little information.

    Some of us could guess, give opinions, or whatever, but if you want a true and accurate diagnosis so that you could be treated accurately, I would see a qualified psychiatrist. If you are already seeing one and you don't believe he/she is competent, then I would see someone else for a second opinion.

    I'm sorry that I can't do what you are asking. Like I said, I would if I could.

    Take care
    Forgiveness is letting go of the hope that the past could have been any different --Unknown

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